Empower Me Tour: Merit Scholarship Overview

The Empower Me Tour offers a merit scholarship. Here are details.

In preparation for your participation in the virtual Empower Me Tour and to qualify for the EMT Merit Scholarship, please be prepared to upload the following information.

To apply for the virtual EMT Merit Scholarship you will need:

  • Most recent transcript with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • An essay of 500 words or less on “How the Scholarship Will Help You.”


If you are a graduating high school senior residing in New York, New Jersey or Washington, DC, who is participating in the Empower Me Tour on Nov. 21, apply here. The deadline is Nov. 11, 2020, and you must be present on Nov. 21, 2020, to be selected.

Winners of the Merit Scholarship can use the funds to attend any institution of their choice in the fall 2021. Funds will be sent to the college or university the recipient attends after confirmation of the student’s admission and enrollment.

When you register for your selected EMT, you will also be provided with a link to our electronic scholarship application page where you will be able to upload the above referenced documentation (transcript, recommendation letter and essay) towards the EMT Merit Scholarship. If you are selected as a winner, we will contact you to proceed to the next phase of the application.